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Theme: WHAT IF? Rethink, Redefine, Redesign: Disrupting Systems

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August 28, 2022
Vadodra, Gujarat

Rethink, Redefine, Redesign- Disrupting Systems
As the world relentlessly paces at a rapid rate, we continue to be confronted with both, a multitude of unprecedented phenomena and some ground-breaking developments. A raging pandemic that remains unsolved, a conundrum posed by war yet again, the changing face of the working world, the catastrophes inflicted by climate change, the mad global race to space, and of course, the ever- advancing Digital Age at the centre of it all.
The urging need of the hour is to take a step back, explode the bubble of existing trends, redefine the prevailing systems and shift the gears of our thinking clocks. The time has come to challenge conventions, blaze new trails, and witness the turning tides through the minds of disruptive pioneers and change makers!
On 28th August 2022, fostering the will to rethink, redefine and redesign, Navrachana School Sama shall bring to you a blizzard of ideas spirited in the avant-garde, with our very first TEDxYouth Event!
Save the Date: 28th August 2022

Navrachana University
Vasna-Bhayli Road
Vadodra, Gujarat, 391410
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Devanshi Asher

Film maker
Devanshi Asher is a Gujarat and Ladakh-based Indian Documentary Filmmaker and Visual Artist. She shines a light on environmental and humanitarian issues worldwide, aiming to create meaningful interventions through her art and storytelling practice. Her passion lies in working towards cultural preservation and climate action.

Manush Shah

International Paddler
Manush Shah is a par excellence sportsperson. His table tennis skills have gotten him innumerable accolades nationally and internationally. He has represented India in the Commonwealth games, he has won silver medals in both the south zone and central zone in National Ranking TT Championship, achieved the first prize in the South Asian Junior and Cadet TT Championship, gotten a silver medal in the 25th Asian Junior Championship, bagged three at the ITTF Ecuador International Open and the list goes on. His consistence performance had had led him to be selected in TOPS(Target Olympic Podium Scheme) by the Sports Authority of India, just by the age of twenty one. He was also a part of World Junior Circuit at Luxemburg and of the Indian Junior Team for World Championships consecutively for three years.He was a part of the legendary Indian team which created history by winning two silver medals at the Asian Junior Championship 2018/2019.He is currently ranked 4th Nationally.

Mohal Sarabhai

A serial entrepreneur with a passion for bringing new and innovative ventures to India, Mr Mohal Sarabhai is the director and/or CEO of pharmaceutical companies Asence Inc- USA, Asence Pharma Pvt Ltd, Synbiotics Ltd, Vovantis Laboratories Pvt Ltd, The Molecular Diagnostics company CoSara Diagnostics Pvt Ltd and The electronics company -Systronics India Limited.

Rajdeep Manwani

motivational speaker + mentor
Rajdeep Manwani is a motivational speaker, mentor, and scholar. As the Coordinator in the Department of Commerce at Jain University, Bangalore, his journey has not been easy. He suffered from muscular degeneration at a very young age, as a result, he lost his eyesight. Now, at the age of 44, Mr. Manwani is an accomplished professor and occasional quiz master. He is a triple postgraduate in, M.B.A, and M. Phil and is a Ph.D. in commerce on the topic, 'Strategic Evaluation of Training in Commercial Banks.'

Ritu Singh

Ritu singh is the chief fire starter at ' Wolf ', a Jaipur based practice engaged in the pursuit of Aesthetics. Along with her husband, Ritu works on creating art with discarded scraps and waste materials with hopes of creating a sustainable environment for the future generations. Her artwork speaks volumes about her passion and highlights different societal issues. Wolf's vision is to portray stories of our land and give the local artisans of Jaipur, a platform to showcase their talent. In 2018, Wolf presented its work at The Jaipur Literature Festival and the Kochi-Muziris Biennale.

Samish Dalal

Prof. Samish Dalal specializes in the field of Negotiation, Entrepreneurship and Marketing. He is associated with family business since many years and has taught more than 5000 students of family business and has touched base with more than 800 Indian Family Businesses. He has done his MBA from The University of Queensland, Australia and has further enhanced his skills through two major executive education programs in Harvard Business School and Wharton Business School. Over last five years, he has conducted 190+ public seminars over 14 states in India and also in Kenya and UAE. He has played an important role in creating knowledge for family business community. His case studies are world best sellers and he has been featured on TEDx.

Shreegauri Sawant

Transgender Activist
Gauri Sawant is a transgender activist from Mumbai, she was the first transgender election ambassador for 2019 Loksabha Election Selected by Election Commission of India.’ and was also the First transgender to file a petition in the Supreme Court for adoption rights of transgenders and was also a petitioner in the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) case in which the Supreme Court recognised ‘transgender’ as the third gender.’ She is the founder of Saki Char Chowghi, an NGO that promotes safe sex and protects sex workers and their children from abuse.

Vicky Roy

Originally from West Bengal, Vicki Roy left home and studied photography at Triveni Kala Sangam, He apprenticed under Anay Mann. In 2007, he held his first solo exhibition titled, “Street Dream” at India Habitat Centre (New Delhi,) supported by the British High Commission. In 2008 he was selected by the US based Maybach Foundation to photo document the reconstruction of the World Trade Center in New York. His first monograph ‘Home Street Home’, published by the Nazar Foundation (New Delhi, India) was released at the second edition of the Delhi Photo Festival (Sept-Oct, 2013). His solo show “This Scarred Land: New Mountainscape” was exhibited at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India in 2017. He was part of Houston FotoFest Biennnial and Kochi Muziris Biennale in 2018. ‘Scraping the Sky’ was exhibited at Asia Society Texas Centre in 2019. He was awarded the MIT Media Fellowship in 2014 and listed as Forbes Asia 30 under 30 in 2016.

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Vadodara, India